Nursing Advisory Council
Members’ Profile Summary
Quek Teck Neo
Trained in England, Ms Quek has 35 years of experience in general nursing and midwifery; both in the clinical and educational sectors of the profession. She was nurse manager and midwifery lecturer prior to her working in Malaysia in 1988. Her work experiences since then have centered around nursing management, nursing education and quality in healthcare. Having served as Chief Nursing Officer / Director of Nursing in the private hospital sector, Principal Tutor / Acting CEO of nursing colleges, Ms Quek had the opportunity to serve MSQH as a surveyor from the year 2000. Since her self-enforced retirement in August 2008, she continues to take an interest in healthcare.
Angie Ng Kwee Sew
Ms. Ng who received a Doctorate in Education from the University of Western Australia is currently appointed as a Chief Operating Officer and Director of Nursing at Regency Specialist Hospital. In 1997, she received her Bachelor of Health Science (Nursing) from Victoria University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia. Later, she earned her Master of Business Administration from Multimedia University in Malaysia.
From July 2006 to March 2009, she was the Head of Institute of Clinical Education and Head of Institute of Healthcare Workskills at the Nantional Healthcare Group College. She was also appointed to be the Assistant Director of Nursing at the National Healthcare Group Polyclinics from February 2003 to June 2006.
Several research were conducted by Ms. Ng, and some of them are: “Perspectives of Nurses and Patients on Care Management”; “Comparison of Temperature Readings Between Four Temperature-Taking Methods”; and “Towards Continuing Professional Development and Its Impact On Delivery of Quality Care: Perspectives of Singapore Polyclinic’s Registered Nurses.”
In 2006, she presented a paper on “Continuing Professional Development and its impact on delivery of quality healthcare: Singapore Polyclinic Nurses perspective” at the Biennial International Nursing Conference in Brunei. In 2008, Ms. Ng presented another paper on “Education and Patient Safety” at a Nursing Seminar with the theme “A Practical Approach to the implementation of Patient Safety Strategies” in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Ms. Ng was and is involving in a list of committees in the journey of her career. She was the member of the Institute of Advance Nursing (IAN) board committee from 2001 to 2003. In the meanwhile, she was the member for Publicity for Nurses Workshop MOH Committee from 2002 to 2003. From 2007 to 2008, Ms. Ng was appointed to be the treasurer of the Sigma Theta Tau International (Singapore).
Sally Tan, a State Registered Nurse, did her Post Basic Course in Critical Care with ACLS in 1991 at General Hospital, Kuala Lumpur and Midwifery Course in 1992 at the General Hospital, Malacca and most recently obtained her MBA from Edith Cowan University, West Australia in 2005. Ms. Sally Tan also has completed her Diploma in OSH, QUT in Australia in 2007 and is a registered Safety Health Officer (SHO). She is the Chairperson of the Hospital Occupation Safety and Health Committee which oversee to the safety and well being of the staff at workplace and all clients visiting Mahkota.
She is also a MSQH (Malaysian Society for Quality in Health) surveyor in the year 2010.
Ms. Tan is a pioneer staff of Mahkota Medical Centre, starting as a Head Nurse in June 1994 and was promoted to Assistant Nursing Manager in 1996, Nursing Manager in 1997 and Chief Nursing Officer in 1999. In March 2005, she was promoted to become the Director of Customer and Support Services and as the Director of Operations in June 2006. Presently, she is the General Manager, Patient Services in charge of the nursing division and most of the support services in the hospital. She is also in charge of the Hospital Marketing Department who takes care of the local and overseas markets mainly Indonesia.
Ms. Tan is involved in a list of clinical committees and has actively played the role in ensuring the best practices are carried out for the betterment of the patients. She was instrumental in building a strong foundation for the Nursing Services in the Hospital and has contributed immensely to the growth of the Hospital. She is now entrusted to further strengthen the image of the hospital by embarking on intensive programs in improving Customer Service and Support Services.
Lee Yee Kew
Ms Lee Yee Kew first obtained her General Nursing Certificate in 1963 and subsequently furthered her training in Operating room Nursing. She had 16 years of hands-on clinical experience in the specialty and had substantial knowledge in the field of General Surgery, Orthopedic, O&G, and Cardiac Surgery prior to moving to management position. In 1981, she graduated from Latrobe University, Australia with a degree in Applied Science (Advanced Nursing) specializing in OR management. She joined the National University Hospital (NUH) Singapore in 1885 and was tasked to set up the operating theatre Suite, the Theatre Sterile Supply Unit (TSSU) and the Central Sterile Supply Unit (CSSD) in the hospital. She obtained her Master in Nursing Administration from the University of New South Wales, Australia in 1988 before she was appointed the Director of Nursing (DN) of the National University Hospital in Singapore in 1989, a post she held till August 2001.
During her span as the DN of NUH, She established the Clinical Nurse Career Structure and restructured the Nursing Governance Model shifting it from a classical to a Matrix model.she was a Nursing Consultant with the World Health Organization on a short- term project in Loas establishing two model nursing unit in The Mahosot and The Friendship Hospital focusing on Infection Control and Quality Assurance in Nursing. She was the nursing consultant (Nursing projects) for the National Kidney Foundation, Singapore in 2007, 2008 and 2010.
She is also the Advisor, Health care Training program in Hospital Management International- Institute of Health Sciences (HMI-HIS) in Singapore from 2001-2009.
Ee Lin Neo
Ms. Ee received her Bachelor of Science (Honor Degree) in Health Care Practice Development & Education from the University of Northumbria at New Castle, U.K. She is a retired nurse educator/tutor with over 32 years working experience in Nursing Colleges, Ministry of Health, Malaysia and over 10 years experience as Principal Tutor of Pantai College of Nursing, Ayer Keroh, Melaka. She was also responsible in the setting up of Pantai College in November 1999 with a total enrollment of about 200 students presently. Later, she was appointed as Chief Executive of the same college since year 2008 – 2010.